I have already posted several recipes for Norwegian sour cream porridge on this blog and here comes one more. These recipes vary from hamlet to hamlet and county to county. This one from Lærdal, for example, is made with semolina. I have not seen that before – Ted
Delicious porridge with long traditions. This recipe is taken from “Traditionskost fra Ringerike” (Traditional Food from Ringerike), published in 1996.
Here we can read that porridge and gruel were widely used in theold days. Water porridge and milk porridge were most common everyday, while velvet porridge was usually served on Saturday afternoon. An old farmhand from Ådalen once said, “If theres no porridge, I might as well stay here.” He was out working out in the fields and saw no reason to walk up to the farmhouse to eat the evening meal if there was no porridge on the table.
A classic breakfast porridge recipe found on food52.com
This porridge is just right. It calls for equal parts of two styles of oats, which means the steel-cut bits keep their pop, while the rolled oats melt around them — and getting them to the perfect texture only takes 20 minutes. Cooking with half milk, half water is enough to make it feel rich and loving, without slogging you down first thing in the morning. This will seem like a lot of salt. But it won’t be too much, because at the end you’ll add something sweet and something milky and it will all live in harmony.
A breakfast recipe from “Sunt og Godt” (Wholesome and Nice) published by Det Beste in 1988
A bowl full of steaming, old-fashioned oat porridge taste great with spicy fruit compote and a dollop of yogurt on top.
I grew up eating oat porridge every weekday as a kid. Mom soaked the oats over night and made the porridge in the morning. It was not a fancy kind like the one above, just plain porridge with a little milk and a drizzle of sugar, but I loved it anyway – Ted
For many Norwegians oat porridge is a good start to the day, but it might as well be enjoyed for lunch, dinner or supper. Adjust the batch according to your needs, and feel free to use another topping like fruit, berries, nuts, cottage cheese or similar.
I know I’ve posted Norwegian sour cream porridge before, but as with all traditional foods there are local variations. This recipe is from Western Norway and the only dairy product it contains is sour cream, on the other hand it feature the two types of flour.